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For more information about our art holidays and to book a place:

Art holidays by the sea

Our residential courses offer guests outstanding facilities, workshops and tuition, using our spectacular beachfront location to the full

Your holiday includes:


Martyn and Jane Grubb have been teaching and lecturing in art for over 20 years. They offer a wealth of experience and guidance to artists of all abilities wishing to extend and learn new skills.  

All art materials

Everything you need for the duration of the course will be available to ensure you make the most of your time with us.


9 rooms are available, all en-suite and 2 with stunning sea views. The rooms are available for single or shared occupancy. 

Food and Drink

A Sunday evening welcome buffet is provided, and on the following days breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. Workshops finish at 5pm, and guests make their own evening meal arrangements from the many excellent restaurants nearby. 


Upcoming Courses

Drawing is the bedrock of art practise and often the one that causes the most challenge to artists. This course aims to build confidence and skills in drawing using a wide range of media and methods (pencil, graphite, charcoal, pastels, mixed media, paint and more).Worthing offers us amazing architecture, the natural beauty of the coastline, the beach environment and its wealth of found and natural objects to inspire and delight in equal measure. You will leave feeling enriched, upskilled and more confident as an artist.

Drawing with Confidence
Sunday 1st - Saturday 7th December 2019
Sunday 19th - Saturday 25th January 2020

A week of developing skills and the creative use of a wide range of painting media looking at the sea, coastline and spectacular Worthing environment. This course will help you establish a connection between looking and creating, opening up new ways of seeing the world around you whilst exploring the nature of many different painting methods, including watercolour, oil, acrylic, gouache and mixed media. You will leave us feeling inspired and ready to take your painting to the next level.

Painting Skills and Techniques
Sunday 8th - Saturday 14th December 2019
Sunday 8th - Saturday 14th March 2020

Course Structure



Guest arrival from 1pm, settle into rooms.
7.30 pm meet in bar for a welcome and buffet. 

Monday - Friday

Daily Itinerary

7.30 - 9.00am
Leisurely hearty full English breakfast and continental buffet.

Workshop 1.

Elevenses - tea, coffee and cakes.
Workshop then continues until 1pm.

1pm - 2pm
Lunch of homemade sandwiches, buffet or a visit to a local cafe.

2pm - 3.30pm
Workshop 2.

Tea and cake - homemade or at a local cafe.
Workshop continues until 5 pm.

Free time to enjoy as you please.
The studio is available each evening for those who wish to continue with their work.
Our cosy bar is open from 6pm, with its many fine drinks and a woodburner, whilst Worthing has many fine restaurants, characterful pubs, theatres, cinemas and a varied night life. 


Departure Day

Our last breakfast together before guests pack and gather their artwork.

Price Per Person

(The prices below are for the total price of your holiday, including VAT)

Room Type Price per person Extras
Single room£875+£30pp for sea view
Single occupancy of double room £935-
Shared occupancy of double/twin room £845+£30pp for sea view

Contact us for more information and to book a place